European Audio Team (EAT)
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See the AWESOME new Jo #5 cartrtidge review below.
$1,495.00 with Ortofon 2M Red cartridge
The EAT Prelude - an affordable high-end turntable! EAT is acclaimed for real high-end turntables and driving physics to the theoretical maximum. Especially with the use of mass, EAT designs reduce extraneous vibrations, resonances, and coloration of the sound. Now EAT offers for the first time, our most affordable turntable but still neutral in sound. Their basic design principle stays the same. Only a heavyweight aluminum platter can give you the correct speed and precision. The Prelude uses a low tolerance (0.01) polished stainless steel spindle in a soft bronze bushing, to ensure a super silent and smooth movement. This is the same base material as in their high-end designs.The base is made out of very dense MDF. Competing products use a particle board chassis with glued laminate. EAT uses a free-standing 100% isolated motor with no connection to the plinth, which is the only way to ensure no motor vibrations are passed on. The Prelude also includes a precision diamond-cut pulley, a high damping, precision cut drive belt, and high purity balanced copper cable. Most customers in this price range will use a moving magnet cartridge. So EAT designed the new 9" A-Note tonearm that is a lightweight, ultra stiff and resonance-free carbon tonearm tube, which is fabricated as a single piece. They decided against a heavier metal headshell, as the lightweight design simply creates more ideal tonearm/cartridge resonance frequencies with a Moving Magnet cartridge. Very unusual for this price is the bearing block for the tonearm and the counterweight. The mass bearing block acts as an energy sink for all resonances from the cartridge as well as low frequencies from the plinth. The counterweight implements an anti-resonator damper to reduce the amplitude of the natural tonearm/cartridge resonance. In addition, the counterweight is marked to easily allow for setting the cartridge downforce, and the anti-skate is even easier! EAT chose one of the best buy cartridges available today, a perfect partner for Prelude, The $100.00 Ortofon 2M Red. The discerned listener will admit that the Prelude tonearm will elevate the pre-fitted Ortofon cartridge to a completely new level. A hinged acrylic dustcover also is included, and the elegant piano lacquer finish fits into every home. In general, all low mass turntables tend to sound boomy because of the stored energy and vibrations. With the careful application of mass and stiffness, the Prelude will surprise you with an astonishing lack of coloration and great dynamics. It is the perfect start for a true audiophile hi-fi system!
E-Glo I integrated amplifier$12,995.00
The E-Glo I is a two-channel, tubed, class-A integrated amplifier. It uses two 12AX7 & two 12AT7 signal tubes and four KT88 power tubes. It has 5 pairs RCA line-level inputs and two sets of speaker posts with 4 and 8 ohm taps. Output power is rated at 35Wpc into 4–8 ohms in Ultralinear mode and 18Wpc into 4–8 ohms in triode. The E.A.T. E-Glo I is a true dual-mono design, with separate PCB circuitry, tubes, capacitors, and transformers for each channel. There are identical power transformers for each channel along with the two output transformers.
In the Dec 2020 Stereophile review they summed with:
"In its ability to create a supercharged musical presentation within a large soundstage populated by big images, allied to superb definition and resolution, with good tone, the E.A.T. E-Glo I gets so many things right in such a balanced, forceful presentation that I'd say it's worth its asking price. Enthusiastically recommended."
Input sensitivity: 500mV for full output.
Frequency range: 10Hz–50kHz ±0.5dB/5W.
Input impedance: 30k ohms.
THD: <0.05%/1kHz, 5W.
Dimensions: 19 5/8" W × 7" H × 16" D.
Weight: 66lb (30kg).
Finish: silver anodized aluminum with Macassar-veneered side panels.
Manufactured in the Czech Republic.
$3,349.00 with $524.00 Ortofon Quinet Blue moving coil cartridge & dustcover TAS Recommended
$3,995.00 with $1200 EAT Jo No5 MC cartridge & dustcover
$2995.00 with no cartridge
"Low in profile, and all gloss black and brushed silver, the C-Major fairly screams sophistication, and while it’s EAT’s least expensive turntable, it’s still obviously a luxury product. But the C-Major is far from an entry-level ’table. The whole shebang just oozed sophistication. There’s much to be said for a truly compact turntable -- one that echoes the simplicity, elegance, and user-friendliness of the Denons and Duals of yore. Combine such elegance with high-tech materials and exemplary finishing -- as EAT has in the C-Major -- and you’ve got a winner.
Listening to the Pro-Ject is like working for an insurance company. Listening to the C-Major was akin to taking an exciting holiday, the aural equivalent of climbing to Machu Picchu. And who doesn’t want to climb up to Machu Picchu!"
" It looks stunning in an understated, techy kind of way, and is easy to set up. Best of all it sounds fantastic. You rarely get all of this at just over two grand. I look forward to investigating more of what this company’s turntable range has to offer. Highly recommended."Jeff Dorgay October 31, 2016
Bob Archer of CE Pro said:
“I was really impressed with the C-Major. It's well built, easy to put together, and it sounds fantastic.”
“I thought the C Major demonstrated the essence of the “vinyl sound.”
"I was continually blown away. The C-Major’s overall smoothness, rich dynamics and detail simply crushed my Thorens. It was the first time that I’ve had a turntable in my home that wasn’t dramatically more expensive than the value of my Thorens but against which I felt my setup wasn’t competitive”
“The C-Major is an excellent way to put discerning music fans into a vinyl solution without the audiophile pricing normally associated with some turntables.”
Note that this is the THIRD amazing review of this awesome turntable!
Also, the C-Sharp has been named a 2017 Reviewers Choice at The Absolute Sound .
- Nominal speed: 33/45 rpm, manual speed change
- Speed Variance: 33rpm: ± < 0.09%, 45rpm: ± < 0.10%
- Wow and flutter:33rpm: ± < 0.05%, 45rpm: ± < 0.05%
- Signal to noise: S/N Ratio ( mechanical noise): – 40 dB, Signal to noise (electrical noise): -68 dB
- Downforce range: 0 – 30 mN ; 0 - 3.0 grams
- Supplied counterweight system: Counterweight 110 g without additional insert → for cartridges 5 – 9 g; Counterweight with additional insert 148 g →for cartridges 9 – 17g
- Effective tonearm mass: 14.5 g
- Effective tonearm length: 9"
- Overhang: 18mm
- Power consumption: 5 W max / 0.5W standby
- Voltage: Universal switch mode power supply:
15 V DC/1.6 A, 90-264 V AC, 47 - 63 Hz
- Dimensions: (W × H × D):
18.1" × 13.9" × 4.9" (without dustcover)18.1" × 13.9" × 5.6" (closed dustcover)18.1" × 15" × 17.1" (opened dustcover)
- Weight: (Turntable) 19.8 lbs.
- Weight: (Boxed) 26.5 lbs.
E-Glo Petit Hybrid tube phono preamplifier
Only $2995.00 with separate LPS power supply (Save $400.00)
$1995.00 without cartridge
$2,279.00 with tonearm, $524.00 Ortofon Quintet Blue MC cartridge & dustcover
HifiNews summed with:
"When one lives with costly gear while reviewing something affordable, it takes self-discipline to judge the latter in context. The EAT B-Sharp, however, is so musical, user-friendly and resistant to obsolescence that I had to keep reminding myself of its price. For novices, it is an elevated place to start. For veterans on a budget, it's free of compromise and I'll now use one as my sub-£2500 ($3000) reference."
Read the entire review at: https://www.hifinews.com/content/eat-b-sharp-turntable
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$5,159.00 with 10" C-Note carbon fiber tonearm & $1,195.00 Jo #5 MC cartridge
$4,199.00 with no cartridge
Positive Feedback wrote a killer review:
"the EAT turntable performed so superbly and was so inexpensive that the audiophile may build a near state of the art system with the C Sharp at its core. How about that: phono reproduction with amazing sound, easy to setup and tweak, and all at reasonable cost!"
"It features a true 10" length, carbon fiber with aluminum arm tube, adjustability in every possible plane, special elastomer damping in the tube, gorgeous chrome finish, and all the counterweights you need for various cartridge weights. WOW!"
"If you want virtually state-of-the-art phono playback for under $10,000, including cartridge, build your system starting with the time-tested EAT C Sharp Turntable and Arm Combo at its heart. The EAT C Sharp Turntable Combination is that good!"
Read the full review at: https://positive-feedback.com/reviews/hardware-reviews/eat-c-sharp-turntable/
The Hifi-World review summed with:
$1995.00 C-Note 10 inch Carbon fiber tonearm
External speed control network
Optional dust cover
- Nominal speed: 33/45 rpm, driven by microprocessor, separate control panel, lighted control buttons
- Signal to noise: S/N Ratio ( mechanical noise): – 40 dB, Signal to noise (electrical noise): -70 dB
- Downforce range: 0 – 30 mN
- Supplied counterweights: without additional insert → for cartridge 5 – 9g (125g), with additional insert → for cartridge 8,5 – 13g (142g)
- Effective tonearm mass: 0.58 oz. (16.5 g)
- Effective tonearm length: 10"
- Overhang: .6"
- Power consumption: 8.5 W max / 0.5 W standby
- Voltage: Universal switch mode power supply 15 V DC / 1.6 A, 90-264 V AC, 47 – 63Hz
- Dimensions: 19.7" wide × 15.7" deep × 4.5" high without connectors, 19.7" wide × 17.12" deep × 4.5" high with connectors in the rear panel
- Weight (without box): 29.7 lbs. + 1.1 lbs. separate control panel
Jo No 5
Moving coil cartridge
$1,195.00 ($1,495.00 in beautiful wood display box)
The perfect upgrade for any turntable! The Jo No.5 is an elegant masterpiece, both sonically as well as visually. The cartridge body and stylus guard are made of polyamide and are produced by an additive manufacturing process which is called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). This process sinters thin layers of powder with a laser to build the final structure for a virtually resonance free material - perfect for analog reproduction. It comes in unmistakable mint green color(!) and features a very detailed, low distortion, natural and immersive sound that is the signature of all EAT products.
Here is what Bob Levi or Positive Feedback said in the first review:
Michael Fremer in his Audio Planet review said:
"Yes, you can get faster and leaner performance elsewhere and for that matter, warmer and softer too. I found the E.A.T. JO Nº5 to provide an ideal balance between the two. It certainly is no match for the super-costly “super cartridges” out there now, but considering the price, it leaves very little on the ‘table and it’s among the best looking transducers you can buy at any price!"
Read the full review at: https://www.analogplanet.com/content/looks-good-enough-eat-jo-n%C2%BA-5-moving-coil-cartridge
Stylus type: Nude Fine Line
Stylus tip radius: 8/40um
Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
Output voltage: 0.3mv
Channel separation: Greater than 23dB @ 1KHz
Compliance dynamic/lateral: 15 um/Nm
Tracking force range: 2.1-2.5g
Recommended tracking force: 2.3g
Tracking angle: Pure 4n Copper
Coil wire material: Greater than 20 Ohm
Recommended load resistance:
Jo #8 Statement moving coil phono cartridge